This woman is not a car

Australia, 1982

Film

A mother, isolated in an outer Adelaide suburb, drives a station wagon full of children to a distant beach. Imagination and reality fuse. Her sense of herself is assaulted by car fetishists in a rural service station. Memory, fear and fantasy are interwoven as this experimental film takes woman’s assigned role in the ‘Australian Dream’ to its absurd conclusion. Music: Brian Eno, The Fabulous Nudes, The Pelaco Bros. Actors include Pauline Sedgwick, Daniel Sedgwick, Lisa Sedgwick, Gareth Sedgwick and Katrina Sedgwick.

Credits

production company

Arid Zone Productions

co-producer

Jenny Jacobs

Vyner Gillespie

Duration

00:22:38:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015756

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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